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John James, founder of The Grief Recovery Institute

John W. James

Founder of The Grief Recovery Institute®
Co-Author of The Grief Recovery
Handbook & When Children Grieve


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It's normal for dying people — and their caretakers — to get cranky from time to time. (Published 12/13/16)

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My father died several months ago. He had been sick for about a year with dementia and heart disease. As his dementia progressed, he became more and more difficult. My mom, at times, was pretty nasty to him because she didn't understand what was happening and why he wouldn't bathe, or why he made messes in his pants and on the floor. For a year, she washed his wet sheets, cleaned up his messes and hounded him to bathe. She is now having a difficult time with the nasty words she said to him. How do I help her?


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